Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps November SOAP - Day 1

Hello, friends, and welcome to the very first day of Waltzingmouse Stamps November Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP). Since new sets are released every other month, on the “non release” months the WMS Design Team showcases the previous month’s releases.  And for November we are showcasing all of the Christmas and holiday themed WMS sets!  I hope you are ready for a little holiday inspiration…



I'm so thankful for this month's SOAP event!  It's gotten me motivated and excited for the upcoming holiday season.  And lately I've been smitten with vintage sheet music for Christmas ornaments and decor.  But if you don't have any on hand, don't worry!  It's very easy to make your own and turn it into a one-of-a-kind ornament.



This project started off with a clear, plastic and super inexpensive ornament.  To create my sheet music, I simply stamped some of the images from Musical Backgrounds on a sheet of plain copy paper using black distress ink.  I then cut the paper into approximately 1/2 inch wide strips.  I wanted them to look more aged, so I added some Antique Linen distress ink with a sponge.  I did both sides, since I knew it would show through the ornament.  Then I simply rolled them loosely and put them into the ornament, adding more strips until it was to my liking.  Then it's time for embellishments!  I first created this tag using Say it Loud - Winter Holiday:



I glittered it up with my favorite chunky glitter.  And then I added what is now my favorite thing, a little snowflake trinket which I created by stamping the snowflake image from Santa's Coming to Town using white StazOn ink and stamping it onto clear cardstock (acetate or transparency).  It's so hard to photograph, but I think you can make it out:



And here's the ornament hanging so you can get a better idea of what it will look like on a tree:


Okay, so I'm set on a vintage music theme for my tree this year.  Now I have to get crackin' on many, many more of these ornaments!

Make sure you stop by and visit some of the other design team members today.  There’s sure to be some wonderful eye candy here…

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Julia Aston
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for joining me today.  Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of November SOAP!
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17 comments:

Ria Reijn said...

How beautiful is this stamset, and a cute idea. Thanks for sharing

Sandie said...

Wonderful idea, I love it. You definitely aced the vintage look. xx

Kelly S. said...

ACK! I'll take 10 for my own tree, hee! Gorgeous idea, Jennifer. I always wondered how I could take those cool ornaments and turn them into something stamping-style! That glittered tag is SO STUNNING! Dash away, dash away all....to the store, to buy ornaments and glitter, yippee!

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Helen said...

Oh Jennifer - this is just jaw dropping!! Where to start - I WANT ONE TOO!!! i must have a go at making this - such a fantastic idea. I love the snowflake stamped on acetate and the chunky glitter on that label! Thanks for sharing this wonderful project x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely ornament Jennifer! the rolled music strips look great inside and I love the glittered tag and fun snowflake! So terrifically vintage!

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful! What a great gift it would make wrapped up in a pretty little box.

Debgem said...

A very elegant ornament for your tree - it's lovely!

Bumblebee said...

Love this idea, I have some clear baubles that I might have a go with!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty ornament! Love the vintage sheet music! :)

Becca Feeken said...

Seriously stunning work here with a vintage feel ornament I'd love to grace my tree! Brilliant!!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love the way you glittered that tag hanging off the top of the ornament - such a weird thing to pick out I am sure! I think a tree covered in vintage music would be beautiful - make sure you show pics if you manage it!! :)

Paulette Still said...

I love it. From the homemade vintage music to the glittered tag, to the seam tape bow, to the homemade acetate dangle. Haven't we all tried these clear ornaments at one time or another in some form? I like yours best! And it's not complicated. Simply brilliant and still beautiful and elegant.

snowbear said...

Absolutely gorgeous ornament!!

I'm Renee said...

I literally just picked up some of these ornaments today!!
1/2 price at Michael's this week...
but I may have to go get more!
LOVE this...
so gorgeous!
And another perfect little gift idea!

Carola said...

Jennifer, your ornament is gorgeous. It's really very pretty.

Kind regards
Carola

anya said...

This is stunning! I love how you created every bit of it, including the sheet music for the inside. Such a do-able project for all of us! Love the vintage feel of this, just gorgeous!

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